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Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 105 titles published in the past 16 years, which have been nominated/won 128 awards, and has 40 more releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide THE WORLD OF AUTHOR KAREN WIESNER: A COMPENDIUM OF FICTION.

Karen's multi-award-winning and bestselling Incognito Series (romantic action/adventure/suspenses) has been revised and reissued. The upcoming spin-off series, Shadow Missions will include four novellas to be released August 2017. Click on the series buttons above to find out more about these titles.

Karen's award-winning Denim Blues Mysteries (inspirational romantic mystery trilogy each with a private investigator, police procedural and amateur sleuth installment) is available now. Look for the spin-off trilogy, Red Velvet Mysteries, to be released from 2018-2019. Click on the buttons above to find out more about these stories.

Karen writes the multi-award-winning Falcon's Bend Series (police procedural mysteries) with author Chris Spindler of Auenwald, Germany. Books 1-5 and the first two novellas collections have been revised and reissued. AS PATIENT AS DEATH, Book 5, is newly available. Look for brand new series titles with PRETTY FLY, Book 6 (2015) and FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III (2017). Click the Falcon's Bend Series button above for more information.

Karen’s multi-award-winning Family Heirlooms Series (inspirational romances) is now available. Books 1-3 of the spin-off series, Friendship Heirlooms Series, are also available. Look for Books 4-8 to be released 2014-2016. Find out more about these series’ by clicking on the buttons at the top of the page.

Karen’s newest series, Bloodmoon Cove Spirits, focuses on ghosts and is set in her fictional Erie County, Wisconsin. Books 1 and 2 are now available. Books 3-6 and the first novella collection will be published between 2016-2018. Find out more by clicking on the button above.

Karen’s Wounded Warriors Series (women’s fiction) and Gypsy Road Series (contemporary romances) have been revised and reissued along with her Angelfire Trilogy (contemporary romances). Look for the spin-off series with Angelfire II Quartet. Book 1 is now available with Books 2-4 coming out from 2014-2017. Click on the buttons above to find out more about these titles. Her inspirational romantic fiction novels, HOME and DESTINY, both set in her fictional town of Peaceful, Wisconsin are available now along with the reissues of RESTLESS AS RAIN (contemporary romance) and SWEET DREAMS (paranormal romance). Find out more about these titles by clicking on the “Other Romantic Fiction” button.

Karen's writing reference titles include the bestselling FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS and WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas, both available now from Writer’s Digest Books. FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building} is now out of print but will be revised and reissued soon under the title COHESIVE STORY BUILDING. Click on the “Writing Reference” or “First Draft” buttons above for more information about these books. THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS details how published authors can set up a promotional group (like Karen's own, Jewels of the Quill), founded in 2003 and disbanded in 2014. Click on the “Nonfiction” button above for more information. Karen was also the author of the multi-award-winning ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide {The Most Complete Reference to Non-Subsidy E-Publishing} and WEAVE YOUR WEB, the promotional companion to ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide. Both are currently unavailable.

Karen’s book of poetry, Soul Bleeds The Poetry, Melodies, and Other Wanderings of Karen Wiesner (previously released as Soul Bleeds The Dark Poetry and Other Wanderings of K.S. Wiesner), is available now, reissued and expanded. Click on the “Poetry” button above for more information.

Karen also writes children's books including KERI IS CUTE CUTE CUTE; CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez; TAKING RESPONSIBILITY BUILDS TRUST (Making Good Choices Series, Book 1); TAKING CARE OF YOUR THINGS (Making Good Choices Series, Book 2); and I CAN TOUCH THE SKY, coming soon. Click on the “Children's Books” button above for more information.

From 2003 to 2014, Karen was the founding member of Jewels of the Quill, a popular promotional group of women authors that was featured in the September 2003 issue of RT Book Reviews. Jewels of the Quill produced two award-winning group anthologies per year from 2005-2011 (all currently out of print). Karen edited all 14 anthologies and designed the covers as well as contributing a novella to each. With the group anthologies, Karen started many new series’, which have been revised and reissued along with the single title novellas:

Books 1-8 and The Final Chapter of the Woodcutter's Grim Series (Classic Tales of Horror Retold) are romantic paranormals and horror novellas and novels set in Karen's fictional town of Woodcutter's Grim, Wisconsin. Coming up in the series: HUNTER'S BLUES (romantic futuristic paranormal) April 2018. For more information, click on the button above.

All seven novellas in the Kaleidoscope Series (contemporary romances) are now available. Click the series button above for more information.

The first four novellas in Karen’s Adventures in Amethyst Series, contemporary romances set in the fictional Amethyst, Wisconsin are available now. Look for the first five novels in the series to be released between 2014-2018. For more information, click the series button above.

The Cowboy Fever Series, contemporary romances set in the fictional town of Fever, Texas, includes five novellas and a novel, are available now. Look for A WING AND A PRAYER (Book 7, A Cowboy Fever Series Novel) July 2018. Click on the series button above for more details about these titles.

The novellas The Amethyst Angel, A Home for Christmas, The Amethyst Star, and Creatures of the Night have been revised and reissued as 2-in-1 volumes. For more information, click the "2-in-1" button above.

Karen won the Inscriptions Engraver Award for best on-line columnist two years in a row, the Year 2000 for eXcellence in E-publishing Award: E-author from ebookadvisor, was a two time recipient of the E-Pub Ambassador Award, and was a two time recipient of The Simply Charming Award for outstanding promotion of e-books. She was also nominated for the 2000 EPIC Florence Moyer Service Award. Karen is a member of Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors and World Romance Writers.

In addition to writing, Karen enjoys designing websites and graphics for her pages. Currently, she designs and maintains her own site along with the webpage of author Linda Derkez's. Karen also designs cover art and logos for books. You can view her designs by clicking on the “Cover Design” button above.

Karen welcomes letters from her fans. Write to her at KarensQuill-owner@yahoogroups.com. If you would like to receive her free e-mail newsletter, Karen's Quill, and be eligible for her monthly book giveaways, click on the “Newsletter” and “Giveaway” buttons above. View editions of current and past issues of Karen's Quill.

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Upcoming releases

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ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella Collection
Coming October 2014 in paperback and electronic formats

A Rose for Romeo, Book 1 of the Adventures in Amethyst Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming October 2014 in electronic formats

Revenge in Amethyst, Book 2 of the Adventures in Amethyst Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming October 2014 in electronic formats

Reckless Rose, Book 3 of the Adventures in Amethyst Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Short Story
Coming October 2014 in electronic formats

Christmas in Amethyst, Book 4 of the Adventures in Amethyst Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming October 2014 in electronic formats

TIL SUMMER COMES AROUND, Book 5, An Adventures in Amethyst Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Coming October 2014 in paperback and electronic formats

I Can Touch the Sky Children’s Illustrated Picture Book
Coming November 2014 in print and electronic formats

WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume I
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Horror Novella Collection
Coming November 2014 in paperback and electronic formats

Papa, Book 1 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Horror Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

Blood of Amethyst, Book 2 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Horror Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

Dancing to the Grave, Book 3 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Horror Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

The Amethyst Tower, The Final Chapter of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Horror/Time-Travel Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Paranormal Novella Collection
Coming November 2014 in paperback and electronic formats

Moonlight Becomes You, Book 4 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Paranormal Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

Bewitched, Book 5 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Paranormal Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

One Night of Eternity, Book 6 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Paranormal Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

Beauty is the Beasty, Book 7 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Romantic Paranormal Novella
Coming November 2014 in electronic formats

FIRST COMES LOVE, Book 4 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Inspirational Romance
Coming December 2014 in paperback and electronic formats

The Amethyst Angel/A Home for Christmas (2-in-1)
Newly Revised and Reissued
Inspirational Romance Novellas
Coming December 2014 in electronic formats

The Amethyst Star/Creatures of the Night (2-in-1)
Newly Revised and Reissued
Supernatural Romance Novellas
Coming December 2014 in electronic formats

MIDNIGHT ANGEL, Book 2, Angelfire II Quartet
Contemporary Romance
Coming January 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

NO ORDINARY LOVE, Book 1 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming January 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FALLING IN LOVE, Book 1 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Chick-Lit/Inspirational Romance
Coming February 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

PERFECT REFLECTION, Book 5 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Chick-Lit/Inspirational Romance
Coming February 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

COHESIVE STORY BUILDING reissue [formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building}]
Writing Reference
Coming March 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

UNTIL DEATH DO US PART, Book 2 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming March 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

BOUNTY ON THE REBEL’S HEART, Book 3 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming April 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

DEAD DROP, Book 4 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming April 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

UNDER THE SPELL, Book 5 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming May 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

RENEGADE’S ROSE, Book 6 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming May 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

UNDERCOVER ANGEL, Book 7 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming June 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

COWBOY FEVER SERIES
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella Collection
Coming June 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

Wings of Love, Book 1 of the Cowboy Fever Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming June 2014 in electronic formats

Losses and Gains, Book 2 of the Cowboy Fever Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming June 2014 in electronic formats

For Always, Book 3 of the Cowboy Fever Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming June 2014 in electronic formats

Taming April, Book 4 of the Cowboy Fever Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming June 2014 in electronic formats

The Only One, Book 5 of the Cowboy Fever Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming June 2014 in electronic formats

HARD TO HANDLE, Book 8 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming July 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

DANCE IN SHADOWS, Book 9 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming July 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

MICHAEL’S ANGEL, Book 2 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Coming August 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

HYPNOTIZED, Book 10 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming August 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

MIND GAMES, Book 11 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming September 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

DARK APPROACH, Book 12 of the Incognito Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense
Coming September 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

PRETTY FLY, Book 6 of the Falcon’s Bend Series
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Mystery/Police Procedural/Romantic Suspense
Coming October 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

THE DEEP, Book 8, A Woodcutter’s Grim Series Novel
Newly Revised and Reissued
Inspirational Romantic Horror
Coming October 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO HAVING A BABY, Book 6 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Chick-Lit/Inspirational Romance
Coming November 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

DRIFTER’S HEART, Book 6, A Cowboy Fever Series Novel
Newly Revised and Reissued
Contemporary Romance
Coming December 2015 in paperback and electronic formats

CROOKED HOUSE, Book 3 of the Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Inspirational Gothic Romance
Coming January 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT, Book 3 of Angelfire II Quartet
Contemporary Romance
Coming February 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

FOREVER AND ALL THAT JAZZ, Book 3 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Newly Revised and Reissued
Inspirational Romance
Coming March 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

ROSE AND THORN, Book 6, An Adventures in Amethyst Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Coming April 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

ALL GOOD THINGS, Book 7 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Inspirational Romance
Coming May 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

RETURN TO BLOODMOON MANOR, Book 4 of the Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Inspirational Gothic Romance
Coming August 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

BRIAR’S PATCH, Book 7, An Adventures in Amethyst Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Coming October 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO HAVING IT ALL, Book 8 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Chick-Lit/Inspirational Romance
Coming December 2016 in paperback and electronic formats

FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III with First Sight, Identity, Cupid’s Romance, Out of Mind, Lonely Hearts, and Assassin
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Mystery/Police Procedural Novella Collection
Coming March 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

First Sight
From FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming March 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Identity
From FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Suspense Novella
Coming March 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Cupid’s Romance
From FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Suspense Thriller Novella
Coming March 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Out of Mind
From FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Suspense Novella
Coming March 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Lonely Hearts
From FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Suspense Novella
Coming March 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Assassin
From FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III
Karen Wiesner with Chris Spindler
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming March 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

PROMISES IN THE DARK, Book 4 of Angelfire II Quartet
Contemporary Romance
Coming May 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

SHADOW MISSIONS
Romantic Suspense Novella Collection (including the three Shadow Missions novellas: “Guardian Agents” (Book 1), “Guardian Spirits” (Book 2), and “Guardian Angels” (Book 3) plus a bonus story “Out of the Shadows” (The Final Mission)
Coming August 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Guardian Agents (Shadow Missions: Book 1)
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming August 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Guardian Spirits (Shadow Missions: Book 2)
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming August 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Guardian Angels (Shadow Missions: Book 3)
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming August 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

Out of the Shadows, The Final Mission (Shadow Missions)
Romantic Suspense Novella
Coming August 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

REUNITED, Book 5 of the Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Inspirational Paranormal Romance
Coming October 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

FOR AULD LANG SYNE, Book 8, An Adventures in Amethyst Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Coming December 2017 in paperback and electronic formats

MOONLIGHT AND ROSES, Book 1 of the Red Velvet Mysteries
Inspirational Romantic Mystery (Police Procedural)
Coming February 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

HUNTER’S BLUES, A Woodcutter’s Grim Series Novel
Futuristic Paranormal Romance
Coming April 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

A WING AND A PRAYER, Book 7, A Cowboy Fever Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Coming July 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

FORBIDDEN FRUIT, Book 9, An Adventures in Amethyst Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Coming August 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

HAUNTED LEGACY, Book 6 of the Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Inspirational Gothic Romance
Coming September 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY (Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series Novella Collection)
including Dead Man's Road, The Haunting of Desolation Cottage, Bad Blood, Keeper of Grimoire, Cappy's Cupid, and The Ancient One
Ghost Stories
Coming October 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

Dead Man’s Road
From DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY
Ghost Story Novella
Coming October 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

The Haunting of Desolation Cottage
From DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY
Ghost Story Novella
Coming October 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

Bad Blood
From DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY
Ghost Story Novella
Coming October 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

Keeper of Grimoire
From DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY
Ghost Story Novella
Coming October 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

Cappy’s Cupid
From DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY
Ghost Story Novella
Coming October 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

The Ancient One
From DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY
Ghost Story Novella
Coming October 2018 in paperback and electronic formats

BE MY BABY, Book 2 of the Red Velvet Mysteries
Inspirational Romantic Mystery Novel (Private Investigators)
Coming December 2018 paperback and electronic formats

FOREVER MINE, Book 3 of the Red Velvet Mysteries
Inspirational Romantic Mystery Novel (Amateur Sleuth)
Coming in February 2019 paperback and electronic formats

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